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. experts from france, switzerland and russia will examine arafat's remains also looking for a possible pulonium concentration. the samples will be independently analyzed in labs in russia, switzerland and france, and it's unclear when the first results will be made public. in his lifetime, and even after his death, yassir arafat remains a towering figure for palestinians. but despite wanting to know the circumstances behind his illness, not everyone agrees with the exhumation. i don't support the exhumation process, this man says. because the opening of the grave is disrespectful and insulting. >> i have no objection to exhuming him, as long as it is done by professionals and in full respect of the leader. >> reporter: of course, i am against it, he says. it is insulting to the martyr and to the palestinian people. the palestinian authority has accused israel of being behind any poisoning of arafat. a claim the israeli government refuses to comment on. it's not clear if pelonium can be traced eight years after the palestinian leader's death. but if heightened levels are found, the next
williams is back on earth. with after the astronautes from japan and russia, they arrived in kazzic zan. th kazakhstan. during the trip she broke the record for time of women walking in space. >>> vice president joe biden was in new jersey, visiting areas destroyed by superstorm sandy. he volunteered seaside heights, meeting first responders who lost their homes in the storm. he talked about his personal connection to the region and pledged long-term help. >>> during superstorm sandy, chris christie was firm about the importance of evacuating and unhappy with those who stayed in harm's way. christie stopped by saturday night live last night for a self parody for his hard nosed communication style. he dished out some hard jabs, including to those of us in the media. >> i do not think any of the stupid mayors who ignored my evacuation rules, you're idiots. and when you ignore me, it makes you look like a real seth meyers. >> oh, come on. >> i'm speaking here. >> all right. >> i also do not want it thank the reporters that put themselves in danger. you no he, by walking into the middle of the
williams is back on earth. williams along with astronauts from japan and russia landed couldn't in kazakhstan. the trio spent most of the past four months aboard the international space station. during the trip she broke the women's record for time spent space-walking. she clocked 50 hours and 40 minutes. >>> vice president joe biden was in new jersey, visiting areas destroyed by superstorm sandy. biden visited a volunteer fire department in seaside heights. meeting first responders who lost their homes in the storm. he talked about his personal connection to the region and pledged long-term help. >>> during superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie was firm about the importance of evacuating and unhappy with those who stayed in harm's way. christie stopped by saturday night live last night for a self-parody of his hard-nosed communication style. he dished out some hard jabs, including to those of us in the media. >> i'd also like to not thank the following. i do not thank any of the stupid mayors who ignored mie vac use rules. you're idiots! and when you ignore me,
from france, russia as well as switzerland are going to open yasser araf arafat's grave. this will have big certificate remonth niall character. there's a religious ceremony. a military ceremony. and the same is happening when he is laid to rest again. the whole thing they say is all going to happen in one day so it won't take very long. what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual investigation of the sample is going to take. all of the samples are separately going to be taken to rue sharks france and switzerland to the labs there to be analyzed and it's unclear how long this analysis is going to take. however, if it does come to light that yasser arafat was poisoned with a radioactive substance that will cause massive emotional reactions here and already the investigation is a very emotional one for the investigators and for the palestinians as the lead investigator said in his press conference. >> translator: the 27th of november will be one of the most difficult days of my life because of many personal, national and symbolic considerations. but i consider it a
, whether that's the multi-lateral process with russia, china, britain, fans, and germany involved, but also possibly see if there should be direct talks between the united states and iran. we haven't had those kind of talks really in three decades since the iranian revolution started, and i suspect, suzanne, he will have bipartisan support for that in washington d.c. and he will have a lot of support internationally now that the campaign is over. the big question is whether the iranian government will be willing to come in a serious way to the negotiating table. they have not shown that over the last couple of years. i think the pressure is actually going to be on the iranian government. >> do you think that the economic pressure on iran is coming to a breaking point here, a boiling point, where you will see iran come to the table? >> i think the sanctions are beginning to hit the iranian government very hard. both the e.u., oil embargo, the u.s. central bank sanctions, and just look at the indicators of that. the iranian riel, the -- it has been -- the ranian have been hit hard in their in
a vote next week on the russia trade of human rights legislation. >> you'll have to ask mr. canter. i don't schedule the floor. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you could use the raising of the debt limit in early 2013 as leverage on the fiscal cliff? >> it's an issue that's going to have to be addressed. sooner rather than later. >> mr. speaker, following on jake's question, a number of exit polls tuesday night said that there were overwhelming number of americans, 60% or more, who favored raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. will you be guided by that principle at all when you sit down to do this deal? >> listen, the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. we know from ernst & young, 700,000 jobs would be destroyed. we also know that it would slow down our economy. this is about the -- number one issue in the election was about the economy and jobs. everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crea
and from russia. they have palestinians have studied at the universities there. they've taken this technology home. this is widespread grad rocket technology. >> this becomes a ground war, i asked ben the same question, this changes how? >> it changes in terms of civilian casualties. it's unavoidable if you put that much firepower in there. >> jim clancy, thank you very much. st stay tuned for the latest on the violence in the mideast. first, though, we'll tell you about this heart warnlg story about coming home for the holidays. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. wanted to provide better employee benefi
and bring the parties together. not just the united states. perhaps europe and russia. it's time that the israeli government and hamas and fat fa all directly or indirectly have conversations. >> i want you to listen to this piece from jim clancy. >> this is a strategy -- the missiles are proving it's not going to work. they can go in again but it's not going to accomplish anything. it just puts us back there. >> putting the situation back to just where it was? >> where it was four years ago. >> he's talking about the israeli strategy. what do you think? >> he's a man who studied this very well. my lay opinion agrees with him that you're not going to eradicate hamas. hamas is part of the people there. and they're starving. a lot of them through embargoes and blockades. if you make peaceful revolution impossible, you might violent revolution inevitable. people are going to gravitate to the extremism and to military options only on both sides. you're losing the center on both sides. >> the obama administration was said to have been different and that in some way escalated the situa
the moscow bureau chief for many, many years here. you know all the things about russia here. the president was re-elected and you write that the russian president vladimir putin congratulated him on a phone call, but you say it doesn't mean that the relations between these two are so smooth. you write that moscow and washington are still at odds over how to end the carnage if syria and russia still considers the u.s. plans for a european missile defense system a threat. what is the main problem with this, and how do they overcome that defense system here to find some sort of breakthrough? >> well, you know, remember that conversation between president obama and dmitri medvedev who was the president about a year ago in which he said give me some slack. in other words, after the election i'll be able to do more, and he, indeed, asks that mr. medvedev take that message back to vladimir, which mr. medvedev did. the whole idea was -- really one of the sticking points is missile defense saying that u.s. plan for missile defense in europe. the russians are vihamently opposed to it still, and they
of italy, king abdullah of jordan, president putin of russia, and president rohoi of spain. lie take your questions. >> a couple of questions about the scandal that many of us are covering. one specific and a bigger picture one. general allen we're learning questions about him and the pentagon's investigation of his alleged behavior. does the president have faith that general allen can continue to lead the war in afghanistan in this critical period of time when he's under investigation by the pentagon? >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country, as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander of europe pending the investigation of general allen's conduct by the department of defense i.g. the president remains focused on supporting our extraordinary troops and coalition partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done ablebly in over a year. the president nominated general dunfor
with the vatican's u.n. status and it would implicitly recognize palestinian statehood. france, russia, and spain plan to back the bid. britain, the u.s. and, of course, israel oppose it. no country has veto power in the general assembly so no one can actually block it. >>> now buenos aires, argentina, for the pole dance south america championship. this is called
the bomb on russia, which is a huge problem. so peter sellers in this movie playing numerous roles as he always does, he has to kind of coral all of these people in the government and try to stop this, the crazy war that's going to happen just randomly on one day. and this movie just keeps getting better with age because, you know, lines never stop being funny, as our world gets more and more ridiculous in real life. like george c. scott and the russian ambassador are fighting and peter sellers has to break it up by saying, you can't fight in here. this is the war room. >> i love it. >> and it's a classic. 1964. you are reaching back. not to confuse it with "dr. no." you start thinking about james bond movies, especially since we have been engamed in so much bond stuff with the release of the double-box set, but "dr. strangelove" a classic, a stand out in and of itself and your number one. >> yes, and thanks to my dad who showed this to me as a young age and taught me not to fight in the war room and show people the big boards. important lessons. >> thanks so much. always good to see you
that russia was our number one geopolitical enemy? it's all water under the bridge now. i do wonder, though, did any defining moment really change your mind or was your mind made up on day one? talk back today. election 2012, what was your defining moment? facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses later this hour. >>> a presidential election too close to call, a battleground state mired in voting problems and controversy. sound familiar? sure does in florida. those haunting memories of of that 2000 debacle are still painfully fresh and now a new crop of concerns are hanging over the elections there. ali velshi is keeping a close eye on the problems. he joins us from cnn's vote watch desk. it was ugly this weekend in florida. >> can you imagine that we're having this conversation about voting problems in florida? i guess it wouldn't be a batt battle -- without a battle in florida. one of third of the state's registered democrats do their voting in three counties. this is what the early voting lines looked like in miami yesterday. >> i've been waiting here since 12:30 to pick up an absentee ballo
to russia today, television, and he said he's not going anywhere. i'm not a puppet. i was not made by the west, he said, to go to the west or to any other country. i'm a syrian. i was made in syria. i have to live in syria. and die in syria. that might sound a little bit familiar because if you replaced syria with word libya, it sounds like moammar gadhafi. >> turkish officials saying they're talking with nato of a possible deployment of missiles. >> their concern is cross-border violence going on over several months and killed turkish citizens on the turkish side of the border and lead to a spillover. they're concerned about that. the turkish president has said that this is something that's discussed. and this is an effort to contain the violence and not allow it to spill over. this is giving you a sense of the regional quality, the regional sort of how regionally this could spill over to syria. we have seen it in leb anna nicole and turkey and jordan. >> maybe a possible no-fly zone? >> i think we are far from that. very far from that idea. right now. there's no appetite because
overboard, but clearly it's an opportunity for us to do a lot of big things and now that we have this russia of spending cuts as well as taxes that will go up, unemployment insurance expiring, et cetera, but the president, i'm sure, will address this recent controversy involving -- i get so excited when i have to talk about sex all week, but it's not the kind of sex that i like to talk about because it doesn't involve anything many my life. i've been reading about it, and the president will have to address that as well. >> there will be a lot of questions on general petraeus and general allen. right now there's a new crisis that's developed in the last few hours with israel and the palestinians and gaza. i assume there's going to be questions on that. i want everyone to stand by. this cult, as all of us know, is heading towards what's called the fiscal cliff. later today, the president will be meeting with business leaders to talk about ways to prevent economic disaster. ali velshi on what all of this means, what it could cost. we're going to be speaking with ali in a few moments as well as
and russia, they have palest havinians udied at the universities there. they have taken the technology home. this is widespread grad rocket -- katyusha rocket technology. >> if this becomes a ground war, i asked ben the same question this changes how? >> it changes in terms of civilian casualties, it is unavoidable if you put that much firepower in there. remember there is still the question here, post arab spring, everybody is looking to see mohamed morsi, turkey, these are muslim brotherhood, if you will, governments. they're looking for them, don, to in one way or another bring hamas under control, to calm us down. nobody wants a full blown conflict. fattah doesn't want it in the west bank. israelis don't want to see it. they're feeling more insecure than they have in years. they understand the current strategy won't hold in the future. >> this man knows his stuff. appreciate it, sir. >>> developing now here in the u.s., two people are missing after an oil platform explodes in the gulf of mexico. the platform about 20 miles off the coast of grand isle, louisiana. it is not a drilling fac
and russia, it would only change if hamas met the long-standing conditions, which are recognizing israel and agreeing to end violence and accepting all the previously arranged agreements between the israelis and the palestinians. so if hamas were to accept those conditions, yes, i think the u.s. would go forth and end that boycott of hamas. it doesn't look like hamas is ready to accept those conditions, at least not yet. let's see what happens. it doesn't look like they're ready to do that any time soon. as a result, the u.s. will boycott hamas and won't have any direct talks with hamas and will still regard it as a state department listed terrorist organization. >> wolf blitzer reporting live from beer sheva, israel, this morning. >>> a man attacked a security guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the attacker was wielding an ax, but he also had a knife. the man now under arrest. >>> president obama getting updates on the middle east aboard air force one, in the air, on his way back home, wrapping up his tour of asia hours ago with stops in thailand, myanmar and cambodia, where he atte
union, russia, i met with tony blair yesterday here in jerusalem, and that peace process hadn't effect live gone anywhere since 2008. it's really been mired in a total collapse and a total mess. i'm not suggesting there's no hope it can be revived. it's going to take a lot of goodwill, maybe out of the crisis in gaza something positive can emerge, we shall see. there is no peace process for any practical purposes. george mitchell gave up 18 months or so ago when he dropped out of the obama administration, there hasn't been much. let's see what hillary clinton secretary of state can do when she meets with prime minister netanyahu and then meets with abbas and then talks with morsi. for all practical purposes for now that peace process is dormant. >> all right. wolf, thanks. we'll get back to you as soon as there's breaking news, obviously, if there's a deal or truce that comes out of it in the next couple of hour. israel says the talks are still going on. hamas is telling reuter they've reached an agreement with the israelis they'll end the fighting. you've got breaking news on the talk
with this as merit of urgency. russia already making its discomfort known, saying it's worried simply because nato is there in a military capacity. it could get drawn in, and we've seen this before. the turkish military firing back at the syrian regime when they shell into turkish territory. a very volatile situation here, and many observers thinking for once nato has that really sophisticated firepower on the border with syria, the no fly zone may end up emerging simply because it's going to be hard for people to know on the nato side, on the turkish side exactly what syrian regime activity amounts to being hostile or not. frederica. >> nick payton-walsh, thank you so much in beirut. >>> ahead on "newsroom international" anti-government rebels storm a critical city in the democratic republic of congo. now thousands are running from the violence. 's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you c
about going to war with russia. he had -- he had a lot of ingredients to him. larry hagman was not just the star of "dallas." >> i think people forget about that, and sadly, this is the kind of moment when people are reminded how powerful a person or how far-reaching they are, sadly at their passing. you talk about how he was a big advth of trying to kick the habit, trying to get you to kick the habit. he tried to help so many others. you forget about the "i dream of genie." he was in "nixon" as well as well as playing j.r., which was the big iconic character that i think everyone really remembers. i think most people think he kind of embodied j.r. how different from j.r. was he, since you knew him? >> he was very different, fredricka. another thing about him, he was intense. on the smoking thing, when -- he had the day, my birthday many years ago, he called me. i didn't smoke all that day, and he would call me every half hour. i was in washington. he was in l.a. he was persistent. he would go around with a little fan, a little fan, if you smoked, he blew the fan at you. >> to try to bl
tarpaulin. russia, switzerland and france, experts opened the grave. they didn't actually have to remove the body but removed samples from the body and closed the grave again. all we saw out here was a ceremony, very solemn one, where palestinian leaders laid flowers to commemorate the late palestinian leader yasser arafat. what they're looking for, as you said quite rightly, is a poison. pl plunonium 2010. the palestinians, of course, have long accused israel of poisoning yasser arafat. israelis not willing to comment on that. palestinians say they hope this investigation will get them some clarity. carol? >> fred pleitgen, reporting live from the west bank this morning. >>> chris christie says he's finally able to look beyond the devastation unleashed on his state by superstorm sandy and says the long recovery home has convinced him to run for re-election next year. storm victims have been asking about his plans. >> this weekend, mary pat and i, the kids, had an opportunity to just kind of have a few minutes to ourselves. and we talked about it. and we've decided we're going to seek re
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